As my last blog post was on Office Web App’s I said I would keep up the charge on how Office is starting to become cool! Let me introduce you to Ribbon Hero for Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel 2007/2010.
What is it?!
At its heart, Ribbon Hero is a game built inside office. You compete to win points, which are awarded to you by doing certain actions with Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Office has so many features and shortcuts that make working faster which many people who use Office daily didn’t actually know about. The Ribbon Hero game focuses on this, improving your skill and knowledge in these powerful but underused features of Office. It also adds a social aspect to it, while completing the Ribbon Hero challenges and earning points, you can be competing with your friends and networks on Facebook.
The second way is to play the challenges which ribbon hero has, as we can see in the screenshot, the first challenge for word is working with text. I’ve currently zero points so I better get moving! Another thin you might see in the picture is my friends Ribbon Hero score from Facebook. You can click on it and compare what they have completed with what you have completed.
I’ve been playing around with it for a while now and I have to say it’s really cool and I’ve actually learned about some cool features that I never know office had! Check out the video and then give it a try for yourselves!
Get Ribbon Hero now - http://www.officelabs.com/ribbonhero Office 2010 Beta - http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/default.aspx
Ribbon Hero – Introduction
Darren is a Microsoft Student Partner in the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland. You can contact Darren at Darren.firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @darrendoyle